State Highway 2 Waioeka
Update on Waioeka
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 1:36pm
The two rescue helicopters responding to the
crash in the Waioeka Gorge have been unable to reach the
crash scene due to bad weather. The helicopters have been
diverted to Opotiki Airfield. The crash victims have now
been roped out of the river bed. They will be transported by
land ambulance to Opotiki and flown to hospital from
The car involved in the crash was a small
hatchback, and crashed 15 metres down a steep bank into the
There are no updates on the condition of the
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